Through December 15, Delta is giving SkyMiles members the opportunity to purchase up to 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles. You can purchase MQMs at the following costs:
2,500 MQMs for $295
5,000 MQMs for $495
7,500 MQMs for $695
10,000 MQMs for $895
Since Delta offers rollover miles, these MQMs could even count towards status for next year if you’ve already requalified and can’t reach a higher status tier.
I give Delta a lot of credit for this, and am surprised more airlines don’t offer a similar “published” buy-up offer. The price is high enough so that you can’t cry foul that they’re diluting elite tiers by “giving away” miles. At the same time this benefits Delta a lot more than someone paying (probably less) to fly without a purpose.
The price definitely isn’t cheap so if you have the time to take a trip that would almost certainly be a better deal. But if you have more money than time, this offer is worth considering.